Sip & Support on November 24!

Support the Tanque Verde Foundation and enjoy a tour of beautiful Sonoita wineries while helping raise money for the Tanque Verde School District! Your tour includes transportation, a catered lunch, and wine tastings at three wineries. Bring your family and friends and spend the day supporting a great cause! Tickets available until the 20th of […]

3rd Annual Nerdy Derby!

SAVE THE DATE! Planning for the 3rd Annual Tinker Verde Nerdy Derby is underway! Visit to advance register, order car or rocket kits, or find out about Sponsorship Opportunities! We hope to see you on the field!

Nerdy Derby Event Schedule and Race Format

The 2023 Nerdy Derby is upon us! Here is the Event Schedule and Race Format (subject to change as circumstances necessitate): The Derby will start at 1 pm with a spectacular remote control Air Show presented by members of the Tucson Remote Control Club, while race entrants check in their cars and get entered into […]

2023 Nerdy Derby: if you can build it, you can race it!

The Nerdy Derby is just weeks away – what will you be racing? The only limitations to your car’s design for the Nerdy Derby are: a maximum width of 2.75″ (to fit on the track) and your imagination! Want to modify a standard Pinewood Derby car kit? We have them for sale for $5 each […]

Nerdy Derby RESCHEDULED – new date Sunday, April 23

Due to the ongoing uncertainties following the tragic hazmat accident on I-10, we made a decision to reschedule the Nerdy Derby to Sunday, April 23 from 1-5 pm. Safety is our foremost concern, and we want to present an event where all our guests feel free from worry and confident in attending. We are aware that since we […]

How Your Support Matters to Your Students

Why support TVF? EGJH Musical Theater teacher Londa Hopkins tells you why. Since her grant request was funded in spring 2018, her Musical Theater, Choir, and Stagecraft students have learned new skills and put on leveled-up performances using the audio technology purchased for these programs by TVF. Ms. Hopkins’ programs have continued to grow and […]

Registration Open for the Nerdy Derby

Registration is now open for the April 23 Nerdy Derby! Propulsion Track registration Gravity Track registration Rocket registration to purchase a car kit For more information about this year’s event, click here.

Nerdy Derby Sponsorship Opportunities!

On Sunday, April 23 2023 the Tinker Verde Nerdy Derby  makes its long-awaited return featuring a no-rules Pinewood Derby (unique Gravity and Propulsion tracks), rocketry, remote control air show, opportunities to try out R/C flying under experienced guidance, STEM activities, kid zone, adult beverages and food for purchase, and more. This year’s event will be held at […]

2nd Annual “Tinker” Verde Nerdy Derby!

Start your engines! Where we’re going we don’t have RULES! Calling all engineers – real ones, wanna be ones, and gonna be ones! YOU are invited to build a Pinewood Derby car powered by whatever ingenious means YOU conceive of, and put it to test on the track in this “no-rules” Pinewood Derby. Along with […]

TVUSD Trivia Night – October 23, 7 pm!

Join TVF, ACES PTG, TVES PTG, EGJH PTSG, and TVHS PTSG for our first ever virtual TRIVIA NIGHT! Friday, October 23 – 7 PM (Zoom) CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP How does it work? Teams can be up to SIX devices (unlimited number of players per device). Five rounds of trivia: three general, one audio […]